On this day: October 31

Published On: Oct 31 2012 12:59:09 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2015 02:00:00 AM EDT

The first All Hallows' Evening is celebrated, Nevada becomes a state, Harry Houdini dies, Mount Rushmore is completed, and the Vatican apologizes to Galileo, all on this day.

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1964: Barbra Streisand's album "People" goes No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, knocking The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" from the top spot. It would stay on top of the chart for five weeks.